Court: (“If court can take up a proclaimed offender’s plea”: IHC questions in Nawaz Sharif case)

Islamabad:A Division Bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday questioned whether the appeal of a person, declared a proclaimed offender, in a separate case, could be heard.

The bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani, raised the question during the hearing of a fresh appeal filed by Nawaz Sharif’s senior counsel Khawaja Haris Ahmed on Wednesday. Later, the court adjourned the hearing till September 15.

On last hearing, the IHC had directed Nawaz Sharif to appear before it and surrender to the authorities by September 10 or face legal proceedings for absconding. In Nawaz’s appeal, Khawaja Haris requested the court to ‘forgo’ the requirement of his surrender in the Al Azizia case. On Wednesday, Khawaja Haris also submitted the fresh medical reports of Nawaz Sharif.